November 18th 2023
Yannick will lead the Berlin Staatskapelle, replacing Daniel Barenboim
Maestro Daniel Barenboim had to withdraw from his North American tour with the Staatskapelle Berlin for health reasons. Yannick Nézet-Séguin has agreed to conduct three concerts in his place: two in Carnegie Hall, New York, wher he’ll conduct the complete cycle of Brahms symphonies in two evenings, November 30 at 8 p.m. (S1 and S2) and December 1st at 8 p.m. ( S3 and S4). He’ll also conduct them for one concert at Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, December 3, 7:30 pm (Brahms, S3 and S4).
November 10th 2023
Congratulations to Yannick who is once again nominated for two Grammys in 2024.
In the CLASSICAL field, Yannick is nominated
1) with the Philadelphia Orchestra for the Grammy of the BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE (Price: *Symphony No.4* and Dawson: *Negro Folk Symphony*). AND
2) with the singers Ryan Speedo Green, Latonia Moore and Eric Owens; the producer David Frost; the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; the Metropolitan Opera Choir) for the Grammy of the BEST OPERA RECORDING (Blanchard’s Opera *Champion*).
November 6th 2023
Yannick leads his Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Daniil Trifonov on a triumphant European tour
The Philadelphia Orchestra, accompanied by its Musical and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin since 2012, as well as virtuoso pianist Daniil Trifonov, carried out a triumphant European tour of ten concerts from October 27 to November 5, 2023. They were welcomed with great enthusiasm and full houses in some of the most prestigious halls in the world, such as the Philharmonie du Luxembourg, La Philharmonie de Paris, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Konzerthaus Baden Baden. A Rachmaninov specialist with whom he was linked many years until his death, the Orchestra was proud to present “all Rachmaninov” programs including numerous encores, as a celebration of the composer’s 150th birth anniversary. After brilliantly recording all the symphonies and concertos, they proudly brought the “Philadelphia Sound” to Europe, which recognized their virtuosity. “ The Philadelphia Orchestra should be included as a UNESCO world heritage site.” (Alain Lompech, Bachtrack, October 30, 2023)
October 16th 2023
Yannick on the red carpet, this time for the Montreal premiere of the film Happy Days!
Magnificent event Monday evening at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts in Montreal, on the occasion of the premiere of the film Happy Days in the presence of journalists and cameras!
October 9th 2023
Yannick makes a return trip to London to represent the film Maestro at the BFI London Film Festival
Happy with the enthusiastic reception from the public wherever Bradley Cooper's film Maestro is presented, Yannick takes a short break from his multiple occupations to represent this film in which he participated as consultant and musical advisor to Bradley Cooper and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) for the recording of the film's soundtrack.
September 11th 2023
Yannick at the men's final of the US Open.
Yannick accompanies baritone Will Liverman and 5 musicians from the METropolitan Opera Orchestra on the piano during the men's final of the US Open, performing two American patriotic songs of different origins, in front of a crowd of 25,000 spectators.
September 9th 2023
Yannick at the Toronto International Film Festival. (TIFF)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is very proud of the positive reception given by the public to Chloé Robichaud’s film Les Jours Heureux during the Toronto International Film Festival. (TIFF); Yannick has acted as an Artistic and Musical Advisor from the start.
September 2nd 2023
Yannick at the Venice Film Festival to represent the film Maestro
It was with great pride and emotion that Yannick went to the Mostra, the major Venice Film Festival, for the presentation of the film Maestro telling the story of the great American maestro Leonard Bernstein.
August 29th 2023
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is honoured as CONDUCTOR OF THE MONTH of September on Mezzo.
Indeed, the following programs will be featured in a cycle dedicated to Yannick Nézet-Séguin :
June 16th 2023
Yannick receives his eighth honorary doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia and delivers the keynote address at the commencement.
It was in Philadelphia, in the Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies stadium, during the convocation of Drexel University, that Yannick received on Friday, from the hands of President John Fry, an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters for his leadership in elevating the arts in Philadelphia and beyond. In a speech that was both true and moving, Yannick then delivered a powerful testimony inviting graduates to become committed actors in the society of tomorrow.
February 6th 2023
Two Grammys for Yannick!
Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Yannick won the Grammy for the Best recording of an opera with Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Terence Blanchard. As a pianist, accompanying the famous soprano Renée Fleming, he won the Grammy of the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for Voice of Nature – The Anthropocene. Last year, he won the Grammy for the Best Orchestral Recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Yannick said he was truly touched by what these awards symbolize for his ensembles and by the values they convey, inclusion and respect for the environment. "This indicates a new era for the classic, which I am very proud to represent in this way," says Yannick in an interview.
February 5th 2023
Yannick in Philadelphia until 2030
Yannick Nézet-Séguin extends his contract until 2030 with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his title expands to Music and Artistic Director.
December 28th 2022
Diapason d’or of the year 2022 for Yannick Nézet-Séguin
After winning a Grammy Prize for the Best Orchestral Performance, with Florence Price's Symphony No. 3, the team Yannick Nézet-Séguin and his Philadelphia Orchestra receive a prestigious Diapason d'or of the year for Symphonies Nos 1 and 3 from the same composer.
November 15th 2022
Yannick five times nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards
Paris ― September 7th 2022
Yannick appointed Officer of Arts and Letters of the République française.
A very beautiful ceremony took place at the Philharmonie de Paris after a magical concert by Yannick with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Lisa Batiashvili, as part of their European tour. In the presence of Michelle Boisvert, Quebec delegate in Paris, many French personalities connected with music and some members of his family, Yannick Nézet-Séguin received the insignia as Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic which had been awarded to him by the French Minister of Culture Mrs. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin on July 22, 2021, during the pandemic.
June 15th 2022
Yannick at the first Circle of Honor and Outreach of the Conservatory
It is with enthusiasm that Yannick joins nine other outstanding personalities from the cultural and performing arts community in Quebec, Alexandre Da Costa, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Ève Landry, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Robert Lepage, Marie-Josée Lord, Catherine Perrin, Lorraine Pintal and Jeff Stinco, members of the Conservatory's new Circle of Honor and Outreach, created to provide advice and support to the Conservatory in its development and outreach activities, and to consolidate its leadership in the teaching of scenic arts.
April 27th 2022
Das Rheingold triumphs at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
On Saturday evening April 22, Yannick conducted l’Or du Rhin in a concert version with the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, which he happily finds regularly as honorary conductor. This work constitutes the Prologue of the Ring or Tetralogy by Richard Wagner, one of the most complete and difficult works in the repertoire, which he wishes to continue in the more or less near future. A skewer of singers of great renown contributed to the extraordinary success if we are to believe the Parisian critics. Two more concerts of Das Rheingols will happen respectively in Dortmund on Thursday evening and in Baden Baden on Saturday evening.
April 4th 2022
A first Grammy for Yannick: Best Orchestral Performance
April 4, 2022. Yesterday, during a pre-gala in Vegas, Yannick Nézet-Séguin won a prestigious Grammy award for the best orchestral performance. This Grammy, he shares it with his Philadelphia Orchestra, which is the first Grammy in 120 years of existence. The recording of Symphonies Nos 1 and 3 by Florence Price was made by Deutsche Grammophon. Yannick said he was very happy, especially for the posthumous victory of Florence Price, an African-American composer whose immense talent was not sufficiently recognized during her lifetime!
March 9th 2022
Yannick conducts a Concert for Ukraine
On Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m., the Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera of New York under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will present a 70-minute benefit concert at Lincoln Center in support of Ukraine. Works by Valentin Silvestrov, Barber, Verdi, Strauss, and Beethoven will be performed there.
Several opera stars will take part in this concert, including soprano Lise Davidsen, mezzo-soprano Elza van den Heever, tenor Jamie Barton, bass-barythons Piotr Beczała, Ryan Speedo Green, as well as Ukrainian Vladyslav Buialskyi who perform the National Anthem of his country. This concert will be heard in most countries around the world. It will also be featured on Sirius and streamed live on metopera.org. All ticket money and donations will go to the cause of Ukraine.
March 2nd 2022
Yannick three times nominated for the Juno Awards
November 23rd 2021
Félicitations à Yannick en nomination trois fois aux Grammys 2022!
September 22nd 2021
Yannick receives a seventh honorary doctorate from Laval University
Avec près de 100 concerts par année, Yannick Nézet-Séguin est l’un des chefs d’orchestre les plus actifs sur la scène internationale. Jusqu’à présent, il compte plus de 70 enregistrements et a dirigé près de 80 orchestres différents à travers le monde. Aucune autre personnalité canadienne de la musique classique n’a jamais atteint une telle renommée. Précédemment honoré par l’Université du Québec è Montréal (2011); l’Institut Curtis à Philadelphie (2014); l’Université Rider à Princeton (2015); l’Université McGill à Montréal (2017); l’Université de Montréal (2017); et l’Université de Pennsylvanie (2018), il obtient cette année la reconnaissance de l’Université Laval à Québec. Il est actuellement, et ce depuis 2000, le Directeur musical de l’Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal); il est aussi directeur musical de deux des plus prestigieuses formations musicales des États-Unis (The Philadelphia Orchestra et le Metropolitan Opera de New York).
August 29th 2021
A new album with Renée Fleming
On October 8, 2021, a new album will be released by Decca Classics, entitled Voice of nature: The Anthropocene. In times of the Covid19 pandemic, Renée Fleming accompanied on the piano by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, reflect on the fragility of the environment and human behavior towards Nature. They have chosen works in which composers and poets describe their experiences and their loves in the context of nature, sometimes very well known, sometimes rarely performed, in particular by Grieg, Liszt, Fauré, Hahn, and also by contemporary composers such as Kevin Puts, Nico Muhly, Caroline Shaw, etc.
July 5th 2021
A 110-minute documentary on Yannick's life and career
May 6th 2021
Yannick and his Philadelphia Orchestra announce their season 2021-2022.
They will once again welcome audiences to Verizon Hall for the fall 2021 season, while continuing to reach out to people at home via webcast. The hall will be modified to comply with the health regulations in force, the concerts will be shorter and without a break, the musicians will be dressed simply in black.
May 5th 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin told to young people.
In the "Raconte-moi" collection of the PETIT HOMME Editions, Patrick Delisle-Crevier summarizes Yannick Nézet-Séguin's journey since his childhood, to become the international conductor he is today. Written in an accessible style and with a vocabulary suitable for teenagers, this book, like the great Maestro, invites young people to make their dreams come true.
April 18th 2021
Yannick returns to his piano to offer his audience the INTROSPECTION he has made since the start of the pandemic.
This recording, made on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon yellow label, will be available on June 4. In memory of his beloved piano teacher Anisia Campos who died last summer, the album features works by Debussy, Chopin, Brahms, Scarlatti, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Champagne, Bach, Shostakovich, Schubert, Berio and Haydn. A balm for the soul!
March 28th 2021
Yannick and the OM find their audience in shared joy and recognition!
Although they have never stopped working together in Webcasting to offer concerts to their audiences since the start of the pandemic, Yannick and his musicians were more than happy to find them at the Maison symphonique after 6 months of physical absence. It was a masterful concert!
February 21st 2021
MAHLER's Fourth Symphony with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Mahler's Symphony No 4 conducted by Yannick is part of the magnificent MAHLER box set recently released by the Berliner Philharmoniker.
February 12th 2021
A grandiose RACHMANINOFF project for Yannick and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
A three-part project has started at Deutsche Grammophon. This project aims to pay tribute to the genius of Rachmaninoff. Inspired by the privileged bond that linked the composer to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the leader of this exciting project.
February 7th 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Opus Prize for Artistic Director of the Year.
In addition to winning, at the helm of OM, the Opus of the Concert of the year - Classical, romantic, post-romantic, impressionist music, Yannick receives the special award for Artistic director of the year for his ardor and leadership in the pursuit of many musical activities despite restrictions due to the pandemic.
January 20th 2021
Yannick sends a letter of congratulations as well as a plea for the arts to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
As Music Director of two of America's greatest musical institutions, Yannick calls himself a proud artistic citizen of the United States. After congratulating the new president Mr. Joe Biden as well as Kamala Harris, he described the present crisis situation of all cultural institutions, due to the pandemic. Highlighting the HOPE that finally reigns, thanks to the election of Mr. Biden, he says the arts will put a balm on past wounds. He implores the government to take the situation in hand and provide the necessary financial support. He even suggests that someone in government be dedicated to arts and culture. It has been proven in the past that the arts are a concern for the majority, that they contribute to the collective benefit and that they are the best ambassadors abroad. He ends by wishing the new president good success in his first term. He hopes the arts will shine under his guidance. He offers his personal collaboration and assistance.
December 1st 2020
Yannick receives the 2020 Betty Webster Prize offered by Orchestras Canada
At the virtual award ceremony, musicians from across Canada pay tribute to this remarkable, visionary and humanitarian musician who continues to promote Canadian music and musicians on the international stage. Yannick chose to award the $ 5,000 scholarship accompanying this prize to the Joseph-François Perreault School of Music.
November 18th 2020
Opera Canada honors Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Rubies virtual gala.
Opera Canada magazine has celebrated every year, since 2000, the talent and accomplishments of Canadians for their significant contributions to the world of opera. These awards, called Rubies in honor of founding editor Ruby Mercer, are presented at a gala that, exceptionally this year, was virtual. This year, in addition to Yannick, were also honored Barbara Hannigan, Michael Schade and Edward Johnson.
October 6th 2020
The Philadelphia Orchestra has been named Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year 2020, celebrating collaborative music-making at the highest level.
This coveted award, decided entirely by international public vote from a pool of ten renowned orchestras from around the world, was presented to The Philadelphia Orchestra during a special online ceremony of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards, streamed live today on gramophone.co.uk and medici.tv.
“It is an extraordinary honor to be named Gramophone Orchestra of the Year, particularly during this moment in time, when the connection to our fans is more important than ever,” said Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
October 5th 2020
The Orchestre Métropolitain performs Beethoven's "Pastorale" Symphony on the Mount Royal, in Montreal.
Recorded without an audience a few weeks ago, the symphony will be broadcast this Sunday, October 11, 10:55 p.m. on ICI Télé. "We want
this film can bear witness to this unprecedented period, as a tribute to our city and to our humanity. » says Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
September 29th 2020
Yannick at Star Académie.
Yannick will teach artistic identity to the 15 Academicians who are part of the new 2020 version.
"Maestro Nézet-Séguin will discuss with the Academicians the importance of rigor in the success of an artist. You don't reach the peak of your art by betting on your talent alone. It takes effort, discipline, focus and curiosity. At the end, you become more free on stage. "
August 25th 2020
Yannick and the Orchestre Métropolitain will soon find their audience back with great emotion.
Indeed, OM are announcing today their fall season, as amended to take into account the rules of physical distancing. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who was to take part in three of the five programs, will lead them all. There will also be two collaborations with the Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde as well as online concerts. Together, they will present a range of magnificent works that will touch the public. After recording all summer without the presence of the audience, the maestro and his musicians really can't wait to feel the energy exchanged with the audience again.
July 30th 2020
Yannick and his Orchestre Métropolitain of Montréal offer the public Beethoven's first eight symphonies, recorded at the Bourgie Hall; these concerts, of exceptional hearing and visual quality, will be presented at reasonable cost starting tomorrow, July 31, on Deutsche Grammophon's new virtual platform called DG Stage.
June 8th 2020
Yannick explains his connection to tennis
For several years, we know that the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a fan of Rafaël Nadal, and tennis in general. But one can wonder what are the parallels he makes between tennis and music. This is what the French sports daily L'Équipe captured for us, in the words of journalist Julien Reboullet.
Montréal ― May 31st 2020
Congratulations to Yannick Nézet-Séguin who has been welcomed into the French dictionnary *Le Petit Larousse 2021*.
The French dictionnary team *Le Petit Larousse illustré* has recently announced the 40 new personalities who will be welcomed in 2021. Montreal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is part of this prestigious list. Present in 2015 in the Petit Robert of proper names, then in 2018 in the illustrated Robert, the name of Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be immortalized in the Larousse collection. This great honor will be the pride of his compatriots in Montréal, Québec and Canada, while arousing admiration in the United States and in Europe, especially among the many orchestras he leads now and has led in the past, thanks to which he has become reknowned into four of the five continents of the planet. The newspaper Le Devoir has announced the news on May 29.
May 18th 2020
Yannick will meet with Governor General Madame Julie Payette during a virtual conversation "The Show must go on" on the performing arts and cultural issues in pandemic times.
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. EDT (French) and 4 p.m. EDT (English)
Tune in here: https://www.gg.ca/fr/ggconversations (French at 3 p.m. EDT)
https://www.gg.ca/en/ggconversations (English at 4 p.m. EDT)
May 17th 2020
Yannick will co-host the show Toute une musique from May 18 to 21, 2020.
Yannick will be the guest of Marie-Christine Trottier to co-host the program Toute une musique, presented each evening on the radio on ICI Musique (100,7) from May 18 to 21, 2020. Together, they will tackle the following themes: Music and emotions; Music, love and friendship; Music and life; Music and people.
February 24th 2020
New York MET Orchestra will tour with Yannick.
The METROPOLITAN OPERA Orchestra OF NEW YORK will tour with Yannick during summer 2021!
The Orchestra has not toured in almost 20 years. But Yannick will soon introduce them in three European cities where they will give five concerts: London on June 29 (Barbican Center); Paris on June 30 and July 1 (Philharmonie); Baden Baden on July 3 and 4 (Festpielhaus), revealing the astonishing versatility of these musicians who excel in both operatic and symphonic repertoire. Four opera stars will join them: mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Brandon Jovanovich and bass Günther Groissböck.
January 19th 2020
Three Opus for Yannick and his Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal)!
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal) win 3 Opus Prizes from the Conseil Québécois de la Musique (CQM). These Opus are:
Concert of the year - Montréal: Le Château de Barbe-Bleue /
Concert of the year - Musiques classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste: Le Château de Barbe-Bleue /
Album of the year - Musiques classique, romantique, postromantique, impressionniste: Sibelius 1.
The Orchestre Métropolitain, with Martin Carli and Nicolas Ellis, win a fourth Opus:
Production de l'année, jeune public, for the concert Airs de jeunesse: La musique au cinéma: génial.
January 6th 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin was named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music.
The Honorary Fellow is The Royal Conservatory’s highest designation and is awarded to those who have had a profound impact on society through their contributions to the arts
September 16th 2019
Yannick Nézet-Séguin committed to life with the Orchestre Métropolitain
The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal is pleased to announce the renewal for life of the contract of its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This open-ended commitment is based on mutual trust.
May 31st 2019
The scene of the Katimavik School of the Marguerite Bourgeoys Sch ool Board will be named Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
The unveiling of a first agreement between the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB) and the Orchester Métropolitain (OM) to promote student access to music took place this afternoon in the presence of the President of the CSMB, Diane Lamarche-Venne, OM Director General, Jean R. Dupré, and the Artistic Director and Chief of OM, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. On this occasion, students performed choral, guitar and dance performances. Taking advantage of Yannick Nézet-Séguin's presence, Katimavik School dedicated its new scene to the name of the famous Quebec maestro.
May 22nd 2019
YANNICK AMONG THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS according to fastcompany.com
Yannick Nézet-Séguin‘s first task upon arriving at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in September 2018 was figuring out how to make the 135-year-old institution culturally relevant—and thereby stabilize ticket sales—without isolating its most loyal fans. “We have to undo decades of thinking that this is an art form only for the initiated,” the conductor says. To this end, he’s begun inviting high school music students to attend orchestra rehearsals and be mentored by musicians, both to acquaint a new generation with the institution and to help the Met’s staff “stay in touch with what young people’s preoccupations and aspirations are.” (He’s planning similar programs for costume and set design.) He’s commissioned two operas by women—a milestone in the Met’s history—and adaptations of modern novels by Michael Chabon and George Saunders. And while part of the Met’s appeal is the experience of going to the fabled Lincoln Center, that can be intimidating for newcomers. The Met will also hold pared-down performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Central Park, and locations beyond New York in upcoming seasons.
February 2nd 2019
PERSPECTIVES ARTIST at CARNEGIE HALL (New York)
Four artists were chosen as PERSPECTIVES ARTISTS by the prestigious Carnegie Hall for the season 2019-2020. For the 20th season of the PERSPECTIVES SERIES, the choices are the Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner; the Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin; the Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato; and the singer Angélique Kidjo. This wonderful award will allow them to offer more concerts in Carnegie Hall and to share their most personal choices with the audiences. As a PERSPECTIVES ARTIST, Yannick will appear nine times next year, in this legendary venue, with three of his regular orchestras: the Philadelphia Orchestra (5 concerts), the New York MET Orchestra (2 concerts) and the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (1 concert, the first one of this orchestra at Carnegie Hall). Four of the five concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra will be devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies whose 250th anniversary will be celebrated in 2020. A host of renowned soloists will perform in their company, such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hélène Grimaud, Joyce DiDonato, Elza van den Heever, Rolando Villazon, Mihoko Fujimura, Blue Angel, Quinn Kelsey and the Westminster Choir. One of the concerts will allow the audience to hear Yannick play piano to accompany his dear friend Joyce DiDonato in a very personal interpretation of Schubert's masterpiece Winterreise.
January 31st 2019
On the front page of the February Diapason Magazine
French journalist Vincent Agrech met Yannick Nézet-Séguin between New York and Philadelphia. He gives us brilliantly the report of this meeting in an article which he titled YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, MAESTRO FOR THE PRESENT TIME.
January 30th 2019
First American Tour of the OM
After having achieved masterful successes in November 2017 by presenting his Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal in Europe, Yannick will introduce them to his American families in November 2019. They will be accompanied by the prodigious singer and good friend Joyce DiDonato in prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Verizon Hall (Philadelphia), Chicago Symphony Hall and Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor).
December 13th 2018
La Traviata at the cinéma
On Saturday, December 15, live from the Metropolitan Opera New York, see Verdi's opera La Traviata, the new production directed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, at the cinema near you. Replay at later dates.
November 17th 2018
The best International Tour Award to the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal
On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the CINARS 2018 Biennale, one of the most important international meetings of the performing arts, which brings together more than 1,550 professionals from 40 countries in Montreal, the Quebec Arts and Letters Council has awarded the Best International Tour Award at the Orchester Métropolitain.
This prize is awarded every two years to the Quebec organization that has distinguished itself by the exceptional quality of a tour outside Quebec.
Congratulations to everyone!
November 12th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest are awarded the Edison Classique Prize.
Ce prix prestigieux leur est décerné pour leur coffret issu récemment sous étiquette Deutsche Grammophon. Intitulé COLLECTION, ce coffret constitue un recueil des meilleurs enregistrements issus de leurs dix années de collaboration. Félicitations à tous les musiciens et à leur chef honoraire !
May 30th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has signed an exclusive contract with the yellow label Deutsche Grammophon
Many interesting projects accompany this signature, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (New York), the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE), the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal); in addition, a retrospective box set with the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest will be launched during the 100th jubilee of this ensemble in June. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will continue his long time collaboration with the label Atma Classique and the OM.
May 14th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin was conferred the degree of Doctor of music, honoris causa, from University of Pennsylvania.
«For your unparalleled artistic mastery and boundless enthusiasm for sharing your passion for music with artists and audiences alike, the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania are honored and pleased to confer upon you, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa.» – Amy Gutmann, President
March 5th 2018
Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal's 2018-2019 Season is on line
The new season announced today will see Yannick lead six out of twelve programs.
February 15th 2018
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Become New York Met Music Director Two Seasons Earlier Than Originally Planned
New York, NY (February 15, 2018) - Accelarating his arrival as Music Director by two seasons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post in time for the start of the Metropolitan Opera's 2018-2019 season.
December 15th 2017
A new CD with Lisa Batiashvili
This new album recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and titled "Visions of Prokofiev" offers essentially the two Violin concertos, as well as selected movements of his famous ballets with their very recognizable tunes (*Cinderella*, *Romeo and Juliet*, *The Love for Three Oranges*). The collaboration of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a guarantee of ultimate quality for the CD that the listeners will have to wait for until February 2, 2018.
December 14th 2017
Orchestre Métropolitain’s European tour from November 23 to December 4, 2017: seven concerts, seven triumphs!
From Dortmund to Paris, via Cologne, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Hamburg, follow Yannick and his Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal on their wonderful tour.
November 18th 2017
One more way to follow Yannick...
Yannick has now a NEW Official Facebook Page.
In collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon, Yannick has now a NEW Official Facebook Page.
November 13th 2017
OM Concert in Paris on Mezzo Live HD
ONE CONCERT OF THE ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN ON TOUR BROADCASTED LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS!
Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 pm on MEZZO LIVE HD
November 13th 2017
A fifth Honoris Causa Doctorate for Yannick Nézet-Séguin!
Preceding a concert with the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal at the Claude-Champagne Hall on November 21, 7:30 pm, the *Université de Montréal* will award an Honoris causa doctorate to Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin for his huge work and numerous success here as well as at an international level.
September 7th 2017
Yannick wins the Oskar Morawetz Award
The Oskar Morawetz Award for excellence in musical interpretation was presented to Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the beginning of a concert of the Orchestre Métropolitain on Thursday, September 7th at the Maison symphonique of Montréal. The reknowned composer’s daughter, Mrs. Claudia Morawetz, presented the Award after a short speech pronounced by Mrs. Marie-Elizabeth Brunet from the Ontario Arts Council. Recent recipients include conductor Bramwell Tovey (2015), mezzo-soprano Judith Forst (2013), cellist Shauna Rolston (2011) and flautist Robert Cram (2009).
July 29th 2017
Another Echo Klassik Prize for Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
After receiving in 2014 the title of *Conductor of the Year*, for his recording Stravinski-Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin wins another Echo Klassik Prize for the Best Opera Recording up to and including the 17th and 18th centuries inclusively.
July 21st 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes an Honorary Member of the prestigious Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Yannick has accepted an invitation from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe to become an Honorary Member. Following their most recent Mozart collaboration on La Clemenza di Tito in Baden Baden, the musicians of the COE wished to bestow Honorary Membership on Yannick in recognition of their special relationship; a title he will share with Bernard Haitink, Sir Andras Schiff and Alice Harnoncourt. This title carries no contractual obligation or minimum commitment and serves only to acknowledge how highly the musicians value their relationship with Yannick.
Quebec City ― June 22nd 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Officier of the Ordre National du Québec
During an official ceremony in the Quebec Parliament, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard presented Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the medal of Officier of the Ordre National du Québec, which title has been awarded to him in 2015.
May 31st 2017
Le Robert illustré 2018
Already present since 2015 in the Petit Robert of proper names, the name of Yannick Nézet-Séguin will also appear in Le Robert illustré as of the 2018 edition.
May 18th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin becomes Officier of the Ordre de Montréal
April 17th 2017
Opera News editors pay tribute to five AWARD HONOREES, among them the maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin
During a gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on April 9, 2017, the singer Elīna Garanča presented the prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin unfortunately absent because of a temporary indisposition.
April 13th 2017
McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
It is during a concert of the Orchestre Métropolitain that the Montréal maestro will receive this honor at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on May 14th.
April 2nd 2017
Montreal's Yannick Nézet-Séguin to open 1st Met season with Aida.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will open his first season as music director of the Metropolitan Opera in September 2020 with Anna Netrebko starring in a new production of Verdi's Aida.
March 11th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be among the guests of "Tout le Monde en parle" on Sunday March 12 at 8:00 pm.
February 21st 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Official Ambassador of the International Orchestra Conference 2017
Montreal will be hosting the 4th International Orchestra Conference (IOC) to be held from May 11 to 14 at the Delta Hotel, downtown. The first three conferences were held in Berlin (2008), Amsterdam (2011) and Oslo (2014) respectively.
February 16th 2017
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct Parsifal and Elektra at the MET in 2017-2018
The Metropolitan Opera (MET) of New York has revealed his new season this morning. Music Director designate, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will conduct two of the most fascinating productions of the repertoire, Richard Wagner's Parsifal in February 2018 and Richard Strauss' Elektra in March 2018, the first one produced by François Girard and the second one by Patrice Chéreau.
December 31st 2016
YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN: Personality of the Year 2016
For his incredible journey through the world, for his many successes that make us honor, especially his appointment as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, La Presse has named Yannick Nézet-Séguin Personality of the Year 2016.
December 6th 2016
Yannick Nominated at the Grammy's
Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Luca Pisaroni, Sonya Yoncheva, Thomas Hampson, Angela Brower, Rolando Villazon, Regula Mühlemann, Anne Sofie von Otter, Maurizio Muraro, Philippe Sly, Jory Vinikour, Benjamin Bayl and the wonderful Chamber Orchestra of Europe under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin is nominated for the Grammy Awards, in the category "Best Opera Recording".
December 5th 2016
Today, we commemorate 225 years since the death of Mozart
To commemorate 225 years since the death of Mozart, Universal has created a new edition of Mozart's works in a 200-disc set in which 70% of the content has been renewed. The Don Giovanni recording engraved by Deutsche Grammophon in 2012, by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the singers Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Vitalij Kowaljow, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Luca Pisaroni and Mojca Erdmann appears proudly in this Mozartian bible.
December 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestre Métropolitain on May 17, 2017 at the Bell Center as part of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.
"We are talking about the 375th anniversary of Montreal for a long time, but oddly enough, except for the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, no events were on the program to mark the date of its founding by Paul de Chomedey and Jeanne Mance on 17 May 1642. "(translated from Luc Boulanger, La Presse)
November 24th 2016
Yannick will introduce his Orchestre Metropolitain to Europe.
For the first time in 36 years, the Montreal Orchestre Métropolitain will tour in Europe from November 26 to December 3, 2017, accompanied by soloists Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexandre Tharaud, Jean Guihen Queyras and Stéphane Tétreault. They will visit Dortmund, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (Concertgebouw) and Paris (2 concerts in the Philharmonie), and will present two magnificent concert programs. The talent of Yannick Nézet-Séguin being recognized in the world, the doors opened to welcome this wonderful orchestra and its leader who have evolved together for 16 years.
November 23rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain record together for Deutsche Grammophon.
After making many records (see Discography) around the world with several orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the prestigious yellow label, Yannick invites Deutsche Grammophon to record in Montreal , with the Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass ultimately Abdrazakov with the Orchestre Métropolitain. The release of the album is scheduled for September 2017.
November 19th 2016
Cinars awards a tribute Prize to Yannick Nézet-Séguin
The CINARS Biennale paid tribute tonight at Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the most important ambassadors of classical music of his generation. A unique conductor praised by critics and the public in Québec, in Canada and abroad, Mr. Nézet-Séguin revives different traditions of classical music and opera with unusual rigor and energy. Artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchester Métropolitain since 2000, Music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2012 and of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become in 2020/2021 the third Music Director of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera of New York.
His infectious enthusiasm inspires outstanding performers around the world and renews the experience of music and opera in such renowned houses as La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York .
November 18th 2016
Yannick at the CORIM
The conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be the guest of the CORIM (Conseil des Relations Internationales de Montréal) on Thursday November 24, under the theme:
"When Québec talent abroad inspires decision-makers here and everywhere."
November 10th 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin : ambassador of the 2017 International Orchestra Conference
After Berlin, Amsterdam and Oslo, the international orchestra conference will be held in Montreal in May 2017 and Yannick Nézet-Séguin has agreed to be its ambassador. This is a tremendous opportunity to "make discover this wealth of which we can be proud" and "to inspire us with what is happening elsewhere".
October 28th 2016
Yannick to receive an OPERA NEWS Award
Opera News Editor in chief, Mr. F. Paul Driscoll, has annouced today the names of the recipients of a 2017 «Opera News» Award. Five artists, among them conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be celebrated for their major contribution to the Opera World.
October 27th 2016
A Félix for Mahler 10
The Félix for the Album of the Year—Classical/Orchestra and large ensemble was awarded to Mahler 10 at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video).
October 25th 2016
The many faces of the OM
Quick view of a rehearsal and everyday routine of some of the musicians of the Metropolitan Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Montreal, QC ― October 4th 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Way
Alexandra Szacka draws an intimate portrait of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's success holds to the priviledge relation he nourishes with the public, and most of all with his musicians. Explanations.
Philadelphia, PA ― June 3rd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Makes Renewed Commitment to The Philadelphia Orchestra, Extending Tenure through 2025-2026 Season
Ensures his Leadership of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the Next Decade.
Nézet-Séguin is Simultaneously Announced as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, beginning with 2020-2021 Season.
New York, NY ― June 2nd 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Named the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director
The 41-year-old conductor will become only the third Music Director in the history of the Met.
Montreal, QC ― January 1st 2016
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Personality of the year 2015 by the Magazine Forces besides Justin Trudeau, Joanne Liu and P.K. Subban.
He is one of the highest-ranking conductors in the world. Everywhere he goes, the Quebec maestro is greeted with unanimous approval and enthusiastic admiration from the greatest classical music connoisseurs. At only 40 years old, this prodigy seems to be at the top of his craft. How far will he go?
Quebec, QC ― November 25th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Québec, besides Xavier Dolan, Phyllis Lambert, Mylène Paquette and Serge Savard.
New York, NY ― October 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin named Musical America 2016 Artist of the Year
The Philadelphia Orchestra is happy to share with you the news that Yannick is being named Musical America’s 2016 Artist of the Year.
Quebec, QC ― June 15th 2015
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
Princeton, NJ ― May 16th 2015
A 3rd Honorary Doctorship...
Montreal, QC ― March 19th 2015
Nézet-Séguin will receive the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Thirty-five personalities from Québec will be awarded the Ordre of the Arts and Letters of Québec.
Ottawa, Canada, September 1st 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin has received his decoration for Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada.
May 22nd 2014
Yannick Nézet-Séguin to appear in Le Petit Robert proper nouns dictionary from 2015 Edition.
Philadelphia, PA ― May 10th 2014
The Curtis Institute of Music confers the degree of Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa) to Yannick Nézet-Séguin.